Tonči Valentić

Tonči Valentić is a film theoretician, journalist and researcher at Multimedia Institute in Zagreb and PhD lecturer at University of Zagreb. Among others, he is collaborator at Human Rights Film Festival and Subversive Festival. He contributes with film essays and reviews to Croatian publications Zarez (cultural newspaper) as well as Filmovi.hr (web-magazine), and so far has participated at 14 international film festivals as a juror.

Nina Sputnitskaja

Nina Sputnitskaya is a film historian and critic, senior researcher in the Scientific Research Institute of the All-Russians State Institute of Cinematography (VGIK), where she graduated from the Cinema Study Department. Her research interests include the folkloric foundations of images in film, animation and contemporary film. She is the author of monographs The Problem of Gender in Contemporary Russian Cinema and Television (2016), Multitrend: Tendencies in Russian Contemporary Animation (2016) and Ptushko&Rou: Master-class of Russian film-fantasy (2018).

Masimo Leki

Massimo Lechi is a film and theatre critic from Genoa, Italy. He studied Literature at the University of Genoa and worked as assistant director and production assistant for several years. Since 2006 he has intensively written reviews and festival reports for Italian websites and magazines such as FilmDOC, Il Ragazzo Selvaggio and Marla. In 2012 he published his first book (the essay L’eresia del dolore – Il Teatro di Antonio Tarantino) and became a freelance lecturer in film and theatre history. He has also been part of critics’ and international juries at many international film festivals.